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LeBron James throws down sick alley-oops from Dwyane Wade (Videos)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade put on a show for the Miami Heat’s Christmas day game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday with a couple of sick alley-oops.

The first one (seen below) came in the quarter off a feed from Wade. The second one — which was the best — was a pass from Wade off the glass. LeBron threw it down with his left hand to make it even more special. Though he shoots right-handed, James is actually pretty ambidextrous and writes with his left hand.

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Videos via GIFD Sports 1, 2

Dwyane Wade engaged to Gabrielle Union and gave her a massive ring

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Dwyane Wade and girlfriend Gabrielle Union are officially engaged to be married.

Both Wade and Union shared the same photo on their Instagram accounts Saturday of Union wearing her new engagement ring, which is absolutely massive.

Here were the tweets from each of them:

The Miami Heat star and actress have been dating for several years, though Wade revealed during an interview with Jay Leno that went through a rough patch because of their busy lives and took a break earlier this year. They eventually got back together, and things must be going well because now they’re engaged.

This will be the second marriage for each. Union, 41, was married to Chris Howard from 2001-2006. Wade was married to Siohvaughn Funches, the mother of his two sons, from 2002-2007. Though he filed for divorce in 2007, the proceedings weren’t finalized until 2010. His divorce has been a mess since then, with Funches even taking to the streets and claiming she was homeless to protest the settlement terms.

Wade and Union have been dating since 2007. They quickly began receiving congratulations.

This came from Wade’s teammate Mario Chalmers:

From Chris Bosh:

From Chris Bosh’s wife:

Wade’s engagement to Union comes three months after LeBron James got married to his longtime girlfriend, Savannah Brinson.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade do wheelbarrow to videobomb Chris Bosh (Video)

LeBron James Dwyane Wade wheelbarrowThe Miami Heat stars continued their video and photobombing battles, and this time LeBron James and Dwyane Wade worked in tandem to get Chris Bosh.

Bosh was interviewed after the team’s 122-103 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday, and James and Wade interrupted by doing a wheelbarrow move that made both Bosh and his interviewer laugh. We’ll definitely give them points for creativity, but the wheelbarrow was a lot better of an idea in theory than it was in practice.

A wheelbarrow move? What’s next, the guys breaking out some potato sacks or bobbing for apples? Like our friend @CJZero said, the next move might be nudity.

Also see: Video – Dwyane Wade does cartwheel to videbomb LeBron James
Also seeVideo: Chris Bosh videobombs LeBron James, Dwyane Wade
Also seeVideo: LeBron James videobombs Ray Allen with hilarious face

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Dwyane Wade does cartwheel to photobomb LeBron James (Video)

The Miami Heat have engaged in photobombing battles for the past few seasons, but Dwyane Wade may have taken things to the next level. As LeBron James was being interviewed following the Heat’s 107-92 win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night, Wade did cartwheels to ruin the shot.

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Do you think Wade hit LeBron with a “Vote for Donnelly” as he whipped by?

Here it is in GIF form:

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Dwyane Wade works out son Zaire hard for basketball training

Dwyane Wade’s older son Zaire is a top middle school basketball prospect. Earlier this year, a highlight compilation of Zaire balling as a 5th-grader went viral. Now Zaire is in 6th grade, and his dad is working him extra hard.

Wade shared a few photos and a video on his Instagram account Sunday of how he’s training Zaire. In the video, you can see Zaire dribbling balls with Dwyane holding two ropes for resistance. In the photos, you can see Zaire doing various forms of resistance training:

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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade basically call Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce hypocrites

Paul Pierce Kevin GarnettKevin Garnett was not shy about expressing his displeasure with Ray Allen when Allen chose to sign with the Miami Heat over the Boston Celtics last year. Allen pursued what he felt was the best situation for his family and best chance to win, and he ended up looking pretty wise when the Heat won their second straight NBA title.

When Allen first left, KG said that he lost Allen’s phone number and hadn’t spoken to his teammate. Then when Ray checked into his first game as a member of the Heat against the Celtics, Garnett refused to give him the time of day. Now that both Garnett and Paul Pierce have accepted a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade think they’re hypocrites for being so hard on Allen.

“I think the first thing I thought was, ‘Wow, Ray got killed for leaving Boston, and now these guys are leaving Boston,’” LeBron told ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst. “I think it’s OK; I didn’t mind it. But there were a couple guys who basically [expletive] on Ray for leaving, and now they’re leaving.

“That’s the nature of our business, man. I don’t know what Boston was going through at the end of the day. I know Ray had to make the best decision for him and his family and his career. Doc, KG and Paul did that as well. You can’t criticize someone who does something that’s best for their family.”

Wade agreed.

“People say things about people when they do something when they themselves would do the same thing,” he said. “It’s about putting yourself in the best situation, and at the end of the day, we all do that. You can’t really say anything about someone that does it for themselves.”

LeBron certainly knows all about leaving for a better situation, as this urinal cake reminded us. The difference — in Garnett’s mind at least — was that Boston still had a chance to make a title run with Allen last season. They nearly beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals the year before, so KG and Pierce were hoping Allen would join them for one final go at it. This year, Boston had virtually no chance of winning with or without the remaining pieces of The Big Three.

There is something to be said for loyalty, but there’s also a reason contracts expire. If players want to play elsewhere, that’s their prerogative. Not every change of scenery has to be viewed as betrayal.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk

Kevin Durant-Dwyane Wade beef not a Gatorade promotion

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Many suspected the beef between Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade that was manifested over social media this week was just a promotion for Gatorade. After all, the two were featured in a commercial for the sports beverage last year. Now there seems to be definitive proof that this issue had nothing to do with Gatorade.

[Previously: Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant in beef over top 10 slight]

ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported on Friday that Durant’s deal with Gatorade will expire next week and not be renewed. He also says the deal expiring has nothing to do with Durant’s issues with Wade.

I didn’t think the beef was manufactured for a few reasons. For one, the setup for how the whole thing came up was too random. Durant was asked by CineSport to evaluate a top-10 players list and said James Harden should replace Wade. That question would have had to have been planted by CineSport, which seemed unlikely. Secondly, Durant is a guy who speaks his mind, so it’s not too surprising to hear him set rankings the way he sees fit. Lastly, Durant was doing promotional work for Degree when he made his comments, not Gatorade.

I could be wrong about this one, but it seems like Durant parting ways with Gatorade is pretty solid proof that this whole thing was real and not staged.

Additionally, some Houston Rockets players like Dwight Howard and Harden said the beef was real.

Durant was asked on Friday about his feud with Wade and decided to offer some praise of the Miami Heat guard.

“Dwyane Wade is a great, great player, man,” Durant said via Eye on Basketball’s Royce Young. “I’m not discrediting anything he’s done or nothing like that. I just voiced my opinion. He’s a great, great player. Finals MVP and champion. I didn’t mean to disrespect that or take that away or anything. I just voiced my opinion as of today. I love you D-Wade, man. It’s just competition.”

Seriously, what’s the issue? Wade isn’t a top-10 player anymore. Why isn’t Durant allowed to say that without people freaking out?